Flights to Guyana: practical information
Cheap airlines to Guyana
It’s a long way to to Georgetown but you won’t regret planning a holiday in Guyana for a minute! Catch flights to Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) onboard United Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and others from London Gatwick and Heathrow.
When to book flights to Guyana
Guyana is a tropical country with two rainy seasons: May-August, mid-November to mid-January. When booking your flights to Guyana it’s essential to avoid visiting during either of these periods as flash floods are always a danger. Book your tickets at least 6 months in advance.
- Peak season: February to May is ideal.
- Low season: Rainy seasons, as mentioned above.
Flights to Guyana take around 15 hours with stopovers from London.
Experience Guyana: what to see, what to do
Guyana, the Land of Many Waters, is a gorgeous tropical place to visit in South America. Originally a Dutch colony, Guyana has an eclectic mix of old colonial houses and modern buildings. First stop, Georgetown, the capital, right on the coast.
Essentials in Guyana
Georgetown: Georgetown features many gorgeous wooden buildings including St. George’s Church, one of the largest wooden buildings in the world. Take a walk down Regent Street and admire the colonial architecture on Main Street.
Kaieteur Falls: This is one powerful waterfall! Kaieteur Falls is five times the height of Niagara Falls and can be reached via a small plane from Georgetown. Day tours are very popular, although they usually only run on Sundays.
Shell Beach: This is a must for anyone visiting Guyana! Shell Beach is a popular nesting place for Leatherback, Green and Olive Ridley turtles. The neighbouring conversation centre is very special and if you arrive at the right time of the year, you can watch the turtle eggs hatch at night.
Find more information on Guyana Tourism.
Accommodation in Guyana
Hotels in Guyana are generally clean and well kept. Georgetown has the best selection and widest variety from luxury hotels to tiny guesthouses. Away from Georgetown you’ll come across jungle lodges and camp grounds, ranches and ecolodges. When staying in the interior, it’s a good idea to bring along a mosquito net as some hotels don’t provide them.